Kayla’s story: Kayla had the unfortunate circumstance of being tied to a 3 foot chain for most of her life as a puppy and adolescent. Her owner was not very intelligent and thought that by giving a bowl of food everyday he was doing a great job. Kayla’s living conditions consisted of a muddy area and a doghouse outside. Fortunately for Kayla, help arrived, and she was rescued from her owner. You would never know the horrible life she led by the way she acts today. Kayla is the sweetest dog you will ever meet, and she greets everyone with a smile. Kayla shows no signs of emotional trauma and is just happy go lucky. She is approximately 1-2 years old at the most and is full of nothing but love and affection. Kayla enjoys playing with lots of different toys and would love another dog to keep her company. Kayla is a mix of lab/beagle/pit/boxer??? In any case she is wonderful with all people and all dogs. Not sure about cats, but I think she might be too curious about them. Kayla is mostly house trained. I have noticed that she will potty occasionally if she is not supervised, much like a toddler, but otherwise she sleeps in my bedroom without being crated and with no accidents. Kayla is very much like a puppy and will need to learn boundaries and manners. That being said; she is very food motivated and with proper training, she can most certainly learn. Medically Kayla will need occasional ear drops and antibiotics. It appears that she does have some mild allergies and is being treated currently. It is a mild case compared to what some dogs have, but her forever family does need to have the diligence and means to be able to care for her condition. Allergies can be inconvenient and at times, costly, so please consider this before making the commitment to adopt. Kayla deserves a family that can care for her properly. Kayla would love a home with other playful dogs but would also do well with an active family. Kayla can also keep herself very entertained at times, which is so fun to watch. One other thing to note is that Kayla will have a permanent limp in her right hind leg. At some point, (probably on the chain) there was a fracture that healed improperly but it has not slowed her down in any way. It has been confirmed by x-ray and an orthopedic surgeon that it is a fracture and it is not the ACL. As with any dog, arthritis is the most common elder dog condition that would affect her comfort and abilities in the future. No one can say for sure, but for now, Kayla is an awesome dog that is a heart stealer and attention grabber wherever she goes. If you think you are the right family for Kayla and would like to meet her in person, please contact Denise at 630-439-6541 for more information. Her adoption fee is $225.
Adoption fee includes:
- free 30 days of pet insurance (requires activation)
- age appropriate vaccinations: Bordetella, DH(L)PP, rabies
- heartworm preventive & flea/tick preventive (when necessary)